10 vehicles calling it quits

lotstodo

aka "The Jackal"
#3
You have compact SUV's getting the hybrid treatment and easily getting over 30mpg. The real "problem" is that US automakers are successful in the SUV and truck markets, not so much the penny pinching econoboxes.

Of course history tells us that gasoline prices will spike at some point in the future, and US automakers will have to find a way to get by until the prices come down again. It's a calculated risk based on profit margins.
 

Guard Dad

Administrator
Staff member
#4
Of course history tells us that gasoline prices will spike at some point in the future, and US automakers will have to find a way to get by until the prices come down again. It's a calculated risk based on profit margins.
And when that happens, the Japanese and Korean manufacturers will gain even more market share because we weren't making small cars.
 

The Sound Guy

Driving Instructor
#5
You have compact SUV's getting the hybrid treatment and easily getting over 30mpg. The real "problem" is that US automakers are successful in the SUV and truck markets, not so much the penny pinching econoboxes.

Of course history tells us that gasoline prices will spike at some point in the future, and US automakers will have to find a way to get by until the prices come down again. It's a calculated risk based on profit margins.
It's interesting that there are no Toyota's on that list. The Corolla and Camry are so popular *and* so fuel efficient as to allow Toyota to avoid having to put the auto/start/stop on their cars and SUVs to meet the Govt standards for fleet MPG. Thus why we have 3 Toyota in the driveway that the kids have purchased (Camry, Prius and 4Runner) and my wife's next SUV will likely be a Toyota of some kind.
 
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